The Lord Callanan was born Martin Callanan on 08 August 1961, and is a Conservative Life peer sitting in the House of Lords since 24 September 2014. Currently sitting on the Information Committee (Lords) (since June 2015), Lord Callanan does not chair at this time. He has in the past sat on Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding Committee (Jan 2016 to Feb 2016).
Lord Callanan was a conservative MEP and the leader of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group, the third largest in the European Parliament, until July 2014. He had been a member of the committee on the environment, public health and food safety.